Jacob Shapiro on the Leighton Smith Podcast

GPF Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro joins Newstalk ZB’s Leighton Smith to discuss the latest developments in China and the connection to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.

George Friedman on Gallup Podcast

Eighteen years after the attacks on 9/11, we ask how the geopolitical forces behind the attacks took shape. GPF Chairman and Gallup Senior Adviser, George Friedman, joins the podcast to discuss his analyses of the pre- and post-9/11 events that shaped the U.S. and the world. What does Friedman view as the most important global events to watch for in the future?

Water Problems in India and Iran

Jacob Shapiro and Xander Snyder are back at it to talk climate change, water scarcity in India and Iran, and the future of the Arctic.

Why the Philippines Matters

Feb. 24, 2017

GPF analysts Allison Fedirka and Jacob L. Shapiro discuss the geopolitical importance of the Philippines for both the U.S. and China, and whether the Philippines will follow through on Duterte’s threats to ally with China. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

Geopolitical Theories

Nov. 9, 2017 Jacob L. Shapiro and Xander Snyder review three political theories being discussed in the media, and what to look for when making historical analogies. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.

The Geopolitics of Deadwood

Join Cole, Jacob, and Phillip on this auspicious April Fools’ Day for a discussion of the Geopolitics of Deadwood. No unauthorized cinnamon.

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Intro+Exit music by Jason Shaw, “Hoedown” and “Serenity.”

The State of Central Asia

Nov. 30, 2017 Allison Fedirka and Xander Snyder explain the importance of this often overlooked region. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.

China’s Failure

Part one of a conversation between GPF CEO George Friedman and Newstalk ZB’s Leighton Smith. They discuss GPF’s 2019 forecast, China’s shortcomings, and New Zealand’s place in the world.

Is Democracy Failing?

CEO George Friedman joins the podcast to talk about whether democracy is failing in the United States and in Europe.

The Brexit That Never Ends

Cole hosts Phillip, Jacob, and Ryan to talk about the latest developments on the Brexit soap opera. Other exciting topics include Turkey’s economy and everyone’s favorite — Chinese banking reform.

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Sunni and Shiite Nations?

June 22, 2017

Jacob Shapiro and Kamran Bokhari discuss some recent anomalies in the Middle East and consider the relationship between sectarianism and nationalism in the Muslim world. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.